Performance Therapy is more than just a treatment provided trackside. It relies on the collaboration of coach, athlete, and therapist to increase movement proficiency, which leads to better mechanical efficiency. This then helps an athlete improve their performance while avoiding more frequent injuries.
As coaches, we need to do more than just teach technique, we need to create environments for success. If athletes feel they’re succeeding and accomplishing challenges, their positive mindsets will flourish. When athletes experience difficulties, such as injuries, we have methods we can use to help them maintain a positive mindset.
Effective communication from a coach can fast-track an athlete’s learning. Equally important, it builds emotional connections, develops mutual trust, and maintains effective coach-athlete relationships. The ability to communicate effectively through a spectrum of methods is imperative, and having the skill to do so in real time is vital.
Oregon Coach Jimmy Radcliffe is the keynote speaker at the Track and Football Consortium III. Speakers include Chris Korfist, Tony Holler, Joel Smith, Dan Fichter, Lou Sponsel, Matt Gifford, Alec Holler, and Catherine Garceau.
This article includes Randy Huntington’s Excel spreadsheet to calculate relay exchange marks.
In 2012, NFL star running back Chris Johnson challenged multi-World and Olympic Champion Sprinter Usain Bolt to race in a 40yd dash; that ultimately never happened. This article explores a theoretical matchup.
Many of the ALTS athletes and a few of the coaches call Sports Medicine Acupuncture “magic” because of how quickly it works and without medications, shots, or surgery. Often, results with them are seen in one treatment.
The ASR algorithm provides individualized, specific goal times for high speed/short repetition workouts.
As coaches, we must be both cognizant and respectful our athletes’ individual timelines rather than blindly pushing their limits. When creating a long-range training plan, we should cater to each athlete individually and train them differently with plans, progressions, and contingencies in mind. Think outside of that little piece of paper, don’t get married to the plan, and make time to look up and see the people behind the paper.
A precise formula for determining relay marks removes the guesswork. All that’s needed is timing runners during the final part of the incoming leg and the acceleration phase of the outgoing leg. The formula can even be tweaked to make your team more aggressive.